Admissions Policy

St. Patrick School is committed to quality education within a Catholic environment. Consistent with this commitment, St. Patrick School has established an admission policy which fosters family involvement in the parish.

St. Patrick School does not discriminate against students in admission or participation in any school program or activity on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sex or handicap which is unrelated to the student’s ability to utilize and benefit from the educational opportunities, programs and facilities offered by the school.

All students are expected to participate in all instructional programs offered by the school. Parents are expected to support and cooperate with all educational and administrative policies of the school. Parents who do not abide by school policies or instructional programs and/or who are disruptive in their actions to such may be asked to withdraw their children from the school.

Every new student will be admitted to our program on a trial basis for nine (9) weeks. If there is consistent poor behavior, poor attitude or inattention to academics during this probationary time, the student will be asked to leave at the end of the nine (9) week period.

Students who are not recommended for promotion in their previous school may not be accepted to the next grade at St. Patrick School. Students requiring special support services will be considered on an individual basis and must be able to perform in a regular classroom. Their status will be reviewed annually. We reserve the right to deny admission to any child whose needs we do not have the resources and ability to meet, or whose parents are motivated by concerns not consistent with the goals of the school or the policies of the Archdiocese of Detroit. If this is determined, parents may be requested to place the child in a school elsewhere or may be denied readmission the next year. Parents who disagree with this recommendation can appeal that decision to the pastor and a review committee appointed by him.

All students shall comply with State of Michigan required Immunization and Health laws prior to admission.

A copy of the student’s latest report card with final grades and attendance and copies of any standardized test scores and/or special support service evaluation reports must be brought to St. Patrick at the time of the student’s screening. All students will be tested to determine eligibility and placement. Admission is considered incomplete until all these criteria are complete.

Students applying for admission from other parochial schools must submit a letter from their previous school stating that there is no outstanding balance on tuition or fees.

Priority for admission to St. Patrick Schools follows this order.

  • All kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1 and show that they are developmentally ready according to the Gesell Readiness Screening, in order to be accepted. All students in grades 1-8 may be assessed prior to admission.
  • Currently enrolled students are given first priority.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students will be given second priority.
  • Tenure in the parish is determined by parent’s date of registration in the parish shall be the third priority.
  • Parishioners of other Catholic parishes will be given fourth priority.
  • Non-parishioners and non-Catholics will be given fifth priority.
  • The pastor’s considerations will be the final determination of any admission.

Phone applications will be taken beginning the first week of August. All registrations will be initially reviewed during the month of February. Screening for kindergarten will be in June. Testing for grades 1-8 will be in March or April. A $20 testing fee will be charged on the day of testing.  

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